The Neighborhood Vacancy Initiative serves St. Louis area residents and community-based organizations to prevent and reduce vacancy and property abandonment.
Problem Property Litigation:
Represents qualifying neighborhood organizations in lawsuits against absentee owners of vacant, blighted properties, to force the sale, transfer, or improvement of property.
Assists low-income clients with fractured land title problems (heirs’ property) that contribute to property abandonment. Free legal assistance available to low-income and senior homeowners for beneficiary (transfer on death) deeds and simple estate planning.
Assists nonprofits with clearing land titles for affordable housing development.
Community Education & Technical Assistance:
Available for community education and technical assistance on topics related to community revitalization, land titles, tax foreclosure, and property abandonment.
For more information, contact:
Peter Hoffman, Managing Attorney
Jim Bax, Attorney
Anna Carlsson, Attorney – Skadden Fellow
Robin Harvey, Attorney
Brittany Hubbard, Attorney
Demetria Parks, Paralegal
Molly Thal, Office Manager
Rachel Waterman, Attorney
The Neighborhood Vacancy Initiative (NVI) is supported by dedicated law firm partners, committed to serving the following St. Louis City Neighborhoods:
To find your local neighborhood organization, visit: https://www.stlvacancy.com/communitymap.html
If you are a law firm interested in partnering with an urban neighborhood to reduce blighted and abandoned property, please contact us to discuss opportunities.
NVI is a proud member of the St. Louis Vacancy Collaborative. For more information and to see a map of vacant properties, visit www.stlvacancy.com.
NVI is also a proud partner of the St. Louis Real Estate Tax Relief Coalition. For more information or to make a contribution, visit www.RETAF.org.